Herald: WBZ fires Jonic after FBI story flap

David Tomm nostaticatall@comcast.net
Thu Aug 4 14:33:43 EDT 2005

Oh, what a steaming pile of crap that is!  Conservatives love to throw 
the word ""terrorism" around as an excuse to scare people, muzzle the 
alleged "liberal media" and chip away at freedom of the press.  Look, 
if that story was to air, I'm sure the FBI could make arrangements to 
address the problems and beef up security in compromised areas within 
hours.   The real story is that the right wing federal government is 
trying to cover their asses after woefully underfunding homeland 
security over the last couple of years. This story makes them look bad. 
They intimidated WBZ into caving.  That should scare the crap out of 
any newsperson no matter what your political leanings are.

Lets see, the government intimidating the fourth estate....sounds like 
the old Soviet Union to me.....

--Dave Tomm
"Mike Thomas"

On Aug 4, 2005, at 11:48 AM, Bob Nelson wrote:

> Interesting--the press as watchdog. Or to use a Jerry Williams term,
> muckraker. Then again if terrorists hear about a certain FBI office
> having flaws and take advantage of them...So either way there could be
> danger.
>> There's also the point that if such leaks are not reported, there is
>> no pressure for them to be fixed, thus putting more lives in danger
>> in the future.
>> --
>> Larry Weil
>> Lake Wobegone, NH

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